Canon Announced Three New RF Lenses, Pre-orders Are Live

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And here they are. Rumored since a while, now announced.


World-wide preorder:

RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM:

  • APS-C | f/4.5-6.3 to f/32
  • 16-29mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • One Aspherical Element, Two UD Elements

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z:

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Nano USM Motors
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 4 UD Elements
  • SSC, ASC & Fluorine Coating

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM:

  • Full-Frame | f/6.3-9 to f/54
  • Nano USM Motor
  • Focus/Control Ring & Two L-Fn Buttons
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3 UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE


Canon press release:

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses, Enhancing Still Photography and Video Production for Any Skill Level

MELVILLE, NY, November 2, 2023 – Photographers aiming to get a powerful, ultra-wide angle shot, or looking for a superb zoom range, can improve their images with three new lenses announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.  The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lenses can benefit a wide range of users — from beginners all the way to working professionals.

The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers users of APS-C sensor size EOS R-series cameras an ultra wide-angle zoom, helping create strong still images and video.  It is an ideal lens for vloggers, travelers, and general shooters.  Beginners in video and still photography can make good use of this lens, as well as the more advanced pros.  Key features include:

  • 10–18mm ultra-wide zoom (equivalent to 16-29mm on full-frame camera).
  • Image Stabilization, for even greater hand-held sharpness and video steadiness.
  • Compact and lightweight design, making it an excellent choice for travel.
  • A new optical design, optimized for RF lens mount and APS-C sensor size.
  • An affordable price tag for those just stepping into ultra-wide video and still imaging.

Still and video professionals who want a single lens that can handle most tasks with low-light capabilities will find what they’re looking for with the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z.  This is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 maximum aperture,1 offering true portrait-length telephoto coverage resulting in sharp images.  High-end photographers, photojournalists, and video content creators can utilize this lens’ other features that include:

  • Constant overall length when zooming.
  • Manual aperture ring for video use.
  • Optimized optics for high-level video.
  • Image stabilization.

A new Power Zoom Adapter will also be available for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens, an optional accessory for super-smooth zooming during video operation.  This detachable device allows for more natural movement when zooming in and out, and easier control for solo camera operators. A standard version of the Power Zoom Adapter will be available, as well as a 20-pin port version to support zoom and focus demands.  The firmware updates that will be available in early December for the EOS C70 and EOS R5 C cameras will add support for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens.  For more information on the new firmware updates, please visit here .

Last, but not least — nature, wildlife, and outdoor sports shooters will find the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM super telephoto zoom lens a great tool to take crystal-clear images of action at a distance.  This lens is lightweight and easy to hold in your hand, allowing most users to carry it to help capture a range of subjects, whether it’s a still image of a landscape, or video of a moving target.  Unique features of the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens also include:

  • Up to 800mm focal length.
  • Up to 5.5 stops image stabilization.
  • Compatible with optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x tele extenders.
  • Weather-resistant design.
  • Rotating tripod mount.

​​​Price & Availability

​​​​​​​The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lenses are expected to be available in December for estimated retail prices of $329.99, $2,999.00, and $1,899.00, respectively2.  The two versions of the Power Zoom Adapter for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z will be available Spring 2024 for an estimated retail price of $999.99, and $1,299.002 for the version with the 20-pin port.  For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

It Seems Canon Is Researching If A Retro Camera Would Make Any Sense

Nikon Z Fc

Is Canon doing a market research to see if a retro design camera would be a good idea? It looks like.

It’s not the first time that a Canon camera with retro design comes up. Something like the Nikon Z f or Nikon Z fc, just to be clear. Indeed, a few months ago, there was a sort of hint in an interview with a Canon exec.

Canon has a lot of bodies that go down in history, do you have any plans or ideas to release a retro camera? 

In conclusion, I can’t say yes or no, but you are right that some consumers prefer some of the best-selling models in the past, their design and appearance.

Also, you can see that we have listened to the voices and requests of our customers and made improvements to our EOS body, whether it be appearance or operability. It is very important to me that there is a consumer base that wants a retro body, but unfortunately I have no more information to share.

Yeah, neither yes nor no. However, according to some posts on Weibo, Canon might be actively conducting market research in this direction. And that’s all. So, just a rumor for now.

Stay tuned.

Today Only: Save 40% On The Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic (Canon RF & EF)

Lensbaby

Only today (10/24/2023) you can save 40% on the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic.

Get the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic on sale at $119.95 (reg. $195.95):

Key Features

  • 12mm Fisheye Lens
  • Manual Focus

Offering an expansive ultrawide-angle perspective, the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic is a unique almost-circular fisheye lens for Canon RF-mount cameras. It offers a spacious angle of view, a distinct fisheye look, and provides a vast depth of field for creating memorable and dynamic imagery with a distorted and slightly cropped perspective on the top and bottom of the image.

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The Canon EOS M System Is Dead, For Good

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

It happened eventually. Canon dismissed the Canon EOS M lineup. That’s sad in my opinion. I liked the EOS M cameras a lot, owner a few, still using one.

First reported by asobinet.com, the dire news has been confirmed to PetaPixel by Canon itsel:

Canon USA has officially confirmed that the EOS M system has been discontinued.

Shipments in the USA region have been terminated. The EOS M series lenses and accessories will no longer be available in 2023 along with the discontinuation of the EOS M series cameras,” the company tells PetaPixel.

“We will prepare the services of the M series camera category in accordance with our internal regulations and for a certain period of time after the completion of the main unit sales. We will deal with it so as not to cause you any trouble.”

That’s all, folks. Farewell EOS M.

Canon RF 10-20mm f/4L IS STM Lens Officially Announced (and it’s $2300)

Canon RF 10-20mm F/4L IS STM

Canon announced the Canon RF 10-20mm f/4L IS STM lens for the EOS R system. The Canon RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens is expected to be available in November for an estimated retail price of $2,299.

At a glance:

  • Full-Frame | f/4 to f/22
  • Fast Wide-Angle Zoom
  • High-Speed STM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Programable Control Ring
  • One Super UD and Three UD Elements
  • Air Sphere and SWC Coatings
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Canon RF 10-20mm f/4L IS STM preorders: B&H PHoto | Adorama

Worldwide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon press release:

Going Wide: Canon Introduces The  RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM to Its Lens Lineup

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2023 – Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the launch of the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens, a full-frame ultra wide-angle lens that can help the work of a professional photographer or serious enthusiast stand out from the crowd.

Opening the door to supreme full-frame visual possibilities, the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens continues Canon’s respected reputation for optical excellence associated with L-series lenses. This new addition enhances optical performance with a modern mirrorless lens design that is fully equipped with key features, including:

  • New Image Stabilization (IS) technology, to help minimize wide-angle “fluttering” at outer areas of frame
  • Impressively compact size and light weight (1.25lbs/570g) at half the weight of EF series 11-24mm f/4 L lens
  • Super quiet Canon STM focus drive motor, which is ideal for video and marking the first time this technology appears in a Canon L-series lens

Speaking directly to the professional video and stills visual storyteller, the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM features a built-in lens hood and lens function button on the barrel for customizing functions such as AF settings, Pre-Recording, Zebras and more. For landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, real estate and weddings, the RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens is a widely important lens for any professional to have at the ready.